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learned painful lessons from the attack on the consulate in benghazi, libya. it has to do better. that is what the deputy secretary of state said at hearings on capitol hill. >> we owe it to our colleagues who lost their lives in benghazi, to the security professionals who acted with extraordinary heroism trying to protect them and we owe it to thousands of colleagues serving america with great dedication each day at posts around the world. >>shepard: the attack on september 11, killed four americans, coming less than 48 hours after an independent panel released what is a scathing report on security situation in benghazi, blaming the state department for systematic failures and leadership and management deficiencies at senior levels. the report also highlighted how security has deteriorated across eastern libya amid regime change after the death of the dictator muammar qaddafi. >> we did fought do a good enough job and the report highlights trying to help in that struggling pattern. >>shepard: secretary of state, hillary clinton was initially set to testify at the hearings, and s
withdrew her name over the problem over benghazi. >>reporter: several republican senators said today they still have questions about what the president and secretary clinton knew of security at consulate and the attack and when did they know it. they called today for a defense department study to decide whether there should be marines posted at more installations and they said secretary clinton who did not testify this week on capitol hill should testify before john kerry is confirmed. >> i want someone to ask secretary clinton, why didn't you go on tv september 16 when ambassador rice says that secretary clinton wasn't available because she was sick and giving grief counseling, and i want to see if that withstands scrutiny. >>reporter: despite the criticism in the wake of benghazi attack no republicans indicated they will vote against confirming john kerry. >>gregg: thank you, when we talk more about this, chris wall has, what does john kerry bring to the post? >>chris: tremendous experience as wendell said, 27 years in the senate, and he has longed if the job for a long-term. there
to respond to security threats in benghazi before the attack that killed four americans. the senate homeland security committee cited a senior state department official who said that previous security-related incidents were triggered "flashing red indicators." but despite warnings no one moved to protect the consulate or shut it down. we are seeing one of the first public threats against u.s. diplomats since the attack. according to the u.s.-based cite intelligence group, militants in arabian peninsula have offered 160,000 worth of gold to anyone who kills this american ambassador. they are also offering $23,000 for killing a u.s. soldier. remember, intelligence analysts have called this branch of al qaeda the most dangerous terror group in the world. now we have former israeli special forces operator and a counterterrorism consultant and managing director at i.m.s. security and author of "brotherhood of warriors." good to see you, aaron. when you hear bounties are placed on an american ambassador as well as american soldiers, does that tell you this is upping the ante? >> it is being upped
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